Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm PST
kidnapped five days ago in syria, but there's good news. they are free tonight. abc's richard engel and his crew were traveling with a group of syrian rebels when gunman sympathetic to the syrian government attacked them. now they are free. earlier richard engel spoke to the turkish media. >> the last five days were very difficult. we're very happy to be out. we're very happy to be back in turkey. we love being here. we love this country. we appreciate all the help. the last five days are some days that we would hear forget. if you can understand, we just came out now. we haven't even left yet. we're very tired. so we'll probably be talking more in the coming days. thank you for being here. thanks to everyone. we're really happy. >> greta: engle and his crew were not hurt physically during the ordeal, but they were mentally tortured and explained the traumatic teens on "the today show." >> a group of gunmen literally jumped out of the trees and bushes on the side of the road. there were probably 15 gunmen. they were wearing ski masks. they were heavily armed. they dragged us out of the car.
Dec 18, 2012 10:00pm PST
in captivity in syria. the network says reporter richard engel, his cameraman and producer were freed when a rebel group killed two of their kidnappers at a checkpoint. the network said the team was bound and blindfolded but not harmed. there was no claim of responsibility or ransom demands. >>> the fiscal cliff is now just two weeks away. john boehner rolled out plan b. he'll take his plan directly to the house floor with a bill to extend the low bush era tax rates for all americans making less than $1 million a year. democrats are calling the plan a farce. >> we do not have a balanced plan when the president is calling for $1.3 trillion in revenue and only willing to put $850 billion worth of cuts over ten years. >> every time we get down to doing something for the long-term financial security of this country, they take that football, and it's a charley brown episode. they jerk the ball away. this is what they're doing again. >> the latest cbs news poll shows only half of americans think a fiscal cliff deal will be made before the december 31st deadline. >>> mark zuckerberg 's massive